Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams
Living in the fantasy world of HBO's Game of Thrones can be brutal, especially on the children.
Just ask newcomer Maisie Williams who plays 11-year-old Arya Stark. It's not easy being a Stark family member these days. In the season premiere, Arya's younger brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) witnessed his first beheading and later took a crippling tumble out of a tower window.
When former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels isn't kicking butts and helping people get fit, she enjoys kicking back and watching darker dramas.
"I am obsessed with [Dexter]," Michaels tells TVGuide.com. I think we all have a little bit of the dark side in us and Dexter gives us an opportunity to identify with the bad guy in a safe environment."
Fans of FX's firefighting drama Rescue Me had better take note for their summer DVR programming.
The cable channel announced Thursday that it's shifting the premiere of the show's seventh and final season to Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c and that it will continue to run the drama on Wednesday nights.
Fear is not a factor for NBC when it comes to resurrecting one of its reality competition shows.
The network is rebooting Fear Factor, its classic game show in which competitors conquer gross or daring challenges in the hopes of winning a cash prize, EW reports.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney threw his hat into the ring for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reports.
As part of his formal announcement at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, N.H., Romney set himself up as the solution to America's economic woes and took a few jabs at President Obama in the process.
The parents behind the Balloon Boy hoax are selling the infamous aircraft for charity.
Richard and Mayumi Heene have set up the website http://www.balloonboyflyingsaucer.com/ where the balloon is being auctioned — with proceeds going to earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts in Japan.
Balloon, boy rivet nation
The couple explain in a YouTube video how the saucer works and why it originally was built it. Richard Heene also says that if the winning bidder pays $10,000 or more, they'll also receive the balloon's original plans; the winning bidder paying $50,000 or more will get photographs of the Heene family building the balloon; and the bidder who pays $100,000 or more will get a DVD of the Heenes building the craft in their living room.
Jane Lynch will host this year's prime-time Emmy ceremony, Fox announced Thursday.
"We're delighted ... When our host has comedic, dramatic and musical talents — as Jane proved in last year's opening number — we know it's going to be fun for us and for the audience at home," said John Shaffner, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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